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Nielsen Global Connect appoints Chief Financial Officer

Press Release

Nielsen Global Connect appoints Chief Financial Officer

Seasoned financial executive Chandler Bigelow joins Nielsen Global Connect

Albany, NY, June 3, 2020  Today, global measurement and data analytics company Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) announced the appointment of Chandler Bigelow as Chief Financial Officer for the Nielsen Global Connect business. Bigelow joins Nielsen Global Connect from Tribune Media Company where he served as the company’s CFO. With close to three decades of proven success at public and private companies, Bigelow brings significant expertise in leading corporate finance strategy, with strong capital markets experience.  

“It is an honor to welcome Chandler to Nielsen Global Connect,” said David Rawlinson, Nielsen Global Connect CEO. “Chandler brings extensive leadership and financial expertise, with a consistent track record of creating value. I believe he will be a key asset to our success, as we advance toward operating as an independent, publicly traded company and define the next century of consumer and market measurement.” 

“This is an exciting time to join the Nielsen Global Connect organization,” Bigelow said. “Never in our lifetime has data analytics for the consumer packaged goods and retail sectors been more crucially important. Nielsen Global Connect is a key institution within the global consumer marketplace and I am proud to be a part of it. I look forward to working with David Rawlinson and Linda Zukauckas, CFO of Nielsen, and the rest of the leadership team as we stand up two strong, independent companies.”

Bigelow brings deep finance and leadership experience to the Nielsen Global Connect organization. During his 21-year tenure at Tribune Media, Bigelow was a steady source of stability where he oversaw all aspects of finance, including treasury, pension and risk management, investor relations, financial reporting, SEC reporting/compliance, internal audit, and tax. Most notably, as a senior executive, he helped manage the successful spinoff of Tribune’s newspaper publishing business. Additionally, he served as Tribune’s representative on the boards of CareerBuilder, Classified Ventures, TV Food Network, and The Cooking Channel. He holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College.

About Nielsen

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. Nielsen is divided into two business units. Nielsen Global Media, the arbiter of truth for media markets, provides media and advertising industries with unbiased and reliable metrics that create a shared understanding of the industry required for markets to function. Nielsen Global Connect provides consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow.

Our approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge.

An S&P 500 company, Nielsen has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit

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